AFC boosts African healthcare with $40m

February 22, 2024 David Agba 0

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the continent’s leading instrumental infrastructure solutions provider, Wednesday signed an equity investment term sheet, pledging up to $40 million towards the construction of the African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE) Abuja hospital. The visionary 500-bed medical health facility is currently being developed by Africa Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the leading trade finance bank for Africa, in partnership Read More

DSCHC, states to provide quality healthcare for varsity students 

February 14, 2024 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Director General of the Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC), Dr. Isaac Akpoveta, has said the commission is seriously discussing with other states of the federation on how to provide quality health care to university students.  Dr. Akpoveta stated this Tuesday during the official launch of the Tertiary Institution Social Health Insurance Program (TISHIP), at Dennis Osadebe University, Asaba, Read More

Bridging healthcare service divide in Nigeria 

February 6, 2024 Aishat M. Abisola  0

Nigeria, a nation marked by diverse landscapes and cultural richness, grapples with significant healthcare disparities between urban and rural areas. While urban centers face issues such as minimal medical resources, a lack of healthcare workers and a lack of necessary equipment, they still provide decent healthcare services unlike rural communities who face numerous challenges that hinder their access to essential Read More

Unveiling of PISE-P: The message, gains, prospects

January 2, 2024 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

  The landmark and official launch of Peace In South East Project (PISE-P) on Friday December 29, 2023 is one too many which resonates in communities, local government areas and and states within the region with trickling effects in parts of Nigeria. Clearly, the epoch-making event which held in the ancient Bende town, a well-known terrain in Abia State together Read More

New NPHCDA boss Aina rallies traditional rulers to take healthcare to grassroots

December 19, 2023 Duro Joseph 0

The new Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Muyi Aina, Monday, said he is looking forward to building on the collaboration with his predecessor, Dr Faisal Shuaib, to strengthen the partnership between traditional rulers and the agency. Performing his first official function as the chief executive of NPHCDA at the Read More

Tinubu’s vision for inclusive healthcare

December 15, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

This week, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu unveiled an ambitious plan to revolutionize Nigeria’s health sector through massive investments and strategic allocations in the proposed 2024 budget. This move took centre stage during the unveiling of Nigeria’s Health Sector Renewal Investment Initiative and the signing of the Health Renewal Compact in Abuja, aligning with activities commemorating Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day Read More

How AI can transform healthcare in Africa

December 3, 2023 Admin III 0

Artificial intelligence is hyped to transform healthcare around the world and not just in higher-income countries like the US and China. AI is being used across Africa to aid healthcare, from managing datasets in Morocco to reading genomes in South Africa; and from analysing medical images in Ghana to tracking COVID-19 in Ethiopia. “The last three years has seen a Read More

NEC okays WHO, governors’ healthcare delivery agreement

November 24, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The National Economic Council (NEC) has endorsed the agreement between the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the governors of the 36 states of the federation to improve healthcare service delivery. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the monthly NEC meeting chaired by Vice President Kashim Shettima at the Presidential Villla in Abuja, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Read More

An indolent labour union and matters arising

November 19, 2023 Hassan Gimba 0

There is no Nigerian that will tell you he is not aware of the NLC even if he does not know that it is an acronym for the Nigeria Labour Congress. What the average Nigerian knows about them is that they always go on strike at the drop of a hat, strikes that have lost their meaning because they always Read More

Gombe seeks collaboration with PSN to tackle healthcare challenge

November 1, 2023 Auwal Ahmad 0

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state Wednesday sought a more robust partnership with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) to address healthcare challenges. The governor stated this while receiving the PSN delegation at his office in Gombe. He said the collaboration with PSN would address the challenges facing the healthcare sector, such as ensuring the availability of essential medicines, Read More

16,000 Zamfara workers receive palliatives 

October 23, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

No fewer than 16,000 workers of Zamfara state have received 4000 bags of grains as palliative from the state government to minimise the effect of fuel subsidy removal. Chairperson of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Sani Halliru, stated this in an interview with newsmen in Gusau during the flag off of the distribution Monday. He said the gesture was Read More

Yobe: Council chair hail Buni over people-oriented programmes

October 18, 2023 Sunny Idachaba 0

The caretaker chairman of Nguru local government area of Yobe state Alhaji Madu Kachalla has commended the governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, for his people-oriented projects. He was speaking in Abuja recently during an interface with journalists. According to the council boss, “Since 2019 to date, his mission and vision statement as a progressive governor were people- oriented Read More

Nature of corruption in primary healthcare: An investigation

September 29, 2023 Admin III 0

It is only when corruption is eliminated from primary healthcare that it can contribute to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Therefore to gain a firsthand experiences of corruption in primary healthcare, several hours were spent in several primary healthcare centres (PHCs) and in institutions that oversee PHCs. This was complemented by closely engaging community members about how they are treated Read More

Neglect of primary healthcare sub-sector

September 3, 2023 Admin III 0

A survey carried out by a national daily exposing the neglect and rot in the primary healthcare sub-sector is a sad commentary which the states and the local government councils should feel sick about. The investigation further exposed the two tiers of government as not only irresponsive to the health needs and challenges of their people but also insensitive to Read More

Provide quality healthcare services to civil servants to reduce morbidity rate, FG tells HMOs

August 10, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF) Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan has called on all the Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs) in the country to urgently fashion out better ways of providing civil servants with quality and affordable healthcare services in order to reduce the morbidity rate being experienced in recent times. The Head of Service said this while declaring Read More

Oyo First Lady attends HIV conference, solicits support for state health system

July 31, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The wife of Oyo State Governor, Engineer Tamunominini Makinde, attended the 12th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Brisbane, Australia, where advancements in taming HIV were discussed. At the conference, which is the world’s most influential meeting on HIV research and its applications, hope for the cure of HIV was raised as delegates were introduced to the “Geneva Read More

Put lives before profit, AHF tell Gilead Inc, others

April 6, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Aids Healthcare Foundation Nigeria has called on big pharmaceutical companies especially Gilead Science Inc to stop their quest for huge profit and consider the lives first. AHF is a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 1.7 million people in 45 countries. Director, Policy, Advocacy and Marketing, AHF Africa Bureau, Ms Oluwakemi Gbadamosi, who said this ata Read More

In celebration of EYN’s 100 years in Nigeria 

April 2, 2023 Admin III 0

In what can best be described as historic in its 100 years of existance, the Ekkelisiyar Yan’uwa Nigeria (EYN) church of the brethren marked its centenary celebration in an unprecedented manner that brought christian leaders and clerics from various churches across the world together to celebrate God’s faithfulness to the church and mankind. MUAZU ABARI reports.  It was a moment Read More

Improve allocation to healthcare, stakeholders appeal to FG

March 31, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Stakeholders have called on the federal government to increase funding of Nigeria’s primary healthcare system. Over the years, sector stakeholders have decried budgetary allocation to the health sector as being inadequate in the face of increasing global health challenges. Out of the total of N20.5 trillion for the 2023 fiscal year, the sum of N1.17 trillion was allocated to the Read More

Healthcare: I’ll build more PHCs, nurses’ quarters – Uba Sani

March 12, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Kaduna state, Senator Uba Sani, has promised to build and equip two more Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in all 255 wards in the state, to bring healthcare services closer to the people. Senator Uba Sani, who made this promise during an FRCN Kaduna Hausa phone-in programme on Saturday, noted that Governor Nasir Read More

Nigeria unprepared to battle neurological conditions – Foundation  

December 22, 2022 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Brain and Spine Foundation Africa, Engr. Chika Okwuolisa has said that Nigeria is not ready to combat issues of neurological conditions considering lack of neurologists in the country. Okwuolisa while speaking in Abuja at the Brain and Spine Foundation BSSS-IC ART GALA 2022 stated that the country’s healthcare system is currently in a bad Read More

Group decries poor healthcare facilities in Nigeria

December 14, 2022 Adeola Akinbobola Abuja 0

In commemoration of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, members of Advocacy Club initiated by Save the Children International, Nigeria (SCI) from Government Junior Secondary School Gwagwalada (GSS),Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have expressed concerns over poor healthcare facilities in the country. The members of the Advocacy Club said there was urgent need for government at all levels to revamped most Read More

New Health Reform Bill underway – Osinbajo

December 2, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja 0

A new health reform bill that will reposition the country’s health sector for improved delivery of set objectives to Nigerians would be in the works soon, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Osinbajo said this in Abuja at the closing of the two-day Presidential Health Reform Committee Retreat. “In two days you have reached some concrete conclusions. The next steps Read More

Health sector should be properly funded

November 30, 2022 Admin III 0

For decades, the Nigerian health sector has suffered from underfunding which has consequently put it in a distressing state. Meanwhile, the political elite and other wealthy Nigerians always jetted off to the UK, Germany, India and the United Arab Emirates, to get their medical care and treatment. These leaders have savagely denied their compatriots, especially those living in rural areas Read More